As many that are willing to Pay, bounce between teams, and be a scratch when needed. The start of the season is always scary because numbers are high. Over the first few weeks you will see those number dwindle a bit but most Premier and Elite teams will dress 4 lines, 7 D, 2-3 Goalies. It's a long season, if you have good coach, and your kids is good player, he will be OK.
Well no **** Sherlock. Is your contention that any kid who isn’t a D1 lock supposed to just quit hockey if they want to keep playing?
it's a consideration, other than that, your just lining the pockets of greedy third-rate junior programs
JR Bruins will have 60 players at “NCDC” team camp this week.
I've spent more for less. My son prioritized academics over hockey in HS and got into a great school. He asked to defer and take one last year just to play hockey. Lucky to be in a situation where that's not really a material amount of money for us, so we let him. I get that's not the same for everyone.